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    ´╗┐based atheist group sues Trump over church order President Donald Trump signs an executive order aimed at easing an IRS rule limiting political activity for churches, nike baseball cleats Thursday, May 4, 2017, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) MADISON, Wis. A Wisconsin based atheist group has filed a lawsuit asking a federal judge to strike down nike dress President Donald Trump's order easing enforcement of an IRS rule limiting religious organizations' political activity. A 1954 federal law prohibits tax exempt charitable organizations such as churches from participating in political campaigns. Violators could lose their tax exempt status, but the law known as the Johnson Amendment has rarely been enforced. The IRS doesn't make its investigations of such cases public, but only one church is known to have lost its tax exempt status as a result of the law. Still, Trump has long promised conservative Christians who supported his White House bid that he would block the regulation. On Thursday the president issued an executive order directing the Treasury Department not to take "adverse action" against churches or religious organizations for political speech. He said he was giving churches their voices back. The Freedom from Religion Foundation filed a lawsuit hours later. The Madison, Wisconsin based group argues in the filing that the order is unconstitutional because it grants preferential treatment to religious organizations while secular groups must still abide by the law. The group, known as FFRF, also argues that Trump lacks any power to overturn a legitimate law. "As a result of President Trump's (order), churches and religious organizations will be able to blatantly and deliberately flaunt the electioneering restrictions . including during the upcoming 2018 elections, unlike secular non profits, including FFRF," the lawsuit states. The lawsuit seeks an injunction to prevent the IRS from implementing Trump's order. The suit also asks a federal judge in Madison to force the federal tax agency to enforce the restrictions against churches and religious organizations the same as any other non profit organization. Department of Justice spokesman Ian Prior called the order a lawful directive to honour First Amendment freedoms. "We will vigorously defend the Order and the exercise of religious freedom in America," Prior said in an email. Some faith leaders have condemned Trump's order, saying it would politicize their congregations. Other religious conservatives have praised the order as a key step in reworking layers of regulations they see as unfair. The American Civil Liberties Union announced late Thursday it had abandoned its initial plan to file a lawsuit to prevent the order from taking effect, calling the order a photo opportunity with no real policy outcome. { displayName } Postmedia wants to improve your reading experience as well as share the best deals and promotions from our advertisers with you. The information below will be used to optimize the content and make ads across the network more relevant to you. You can always change the information you share with us by editing your profile. epaper, Digital Access, Subscriber Rewards), please input your Print Newspaper subscription phone number and postal code. { phone } { addressPostalCode } By clicking "Create Account", I hearby grant permission to Postmedia to use my account information to create my account. I also accept and agree to be bound by Postmedia's Terms and Conditions with respect to my use of the Site and I have read and understand Postmedia's Privacy Statement. I consent to the collection, use, maintenance, and disclosure of my information in accordance with the Postmedia's Privacy Policy. { newPasswordConfirm } Postmedia wants to improve your reading experience as well as share the best deals and promotions from our advertisers with you. The information below will be used to optimize the content and make ads across the nike shoes jordan 1 network more relevant to you. You can always change the information you share with us by editing your profile.